In fact, argues Kay Redfield Jamison in An Unquiet Mind, the newer name may be the less precise. Is depression really “unipolar” while manic. Ecerpt from Kay Redfield Jamison’s “An Unquiet Mind,” a memoir of having manic depressive illness. The An Unquiet Mind Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, by Kay Redfield Jamison An Unquiet Mind begins with a narrative of Dr. Jamison and a colleague running around, physically.

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This frustrated me extremely and made it difficult to actually finish the book. Virginia Woolf, in her dives and climbs, said it all, “How far do our feelings take their colour from the dive underground? Just keep your expectations in check.

This seems to me of tremendous value. Jamison reveals everything in An Unquiet Mind. Kay Redfield Jamison born June 22, is an American clinical psychologist and writer who is one of the foremost experts on bipolar disorder.

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But if I could, if I didn’t fear it would color me in such a wild, frightening way, I would talk about it the way Kay Redfield Jamison does. But this book is, above all, a memoir. Dec 06, Meaghan rated it it was ok Shelves: Return to Book Page. It has been a fascinating, albeit deadly, enemy and companion; I have found it to be seductively complicated, a distillation both of what is finest in our natures, and of what is most dangerous. T redfied cultural and medical shift that changed the meaningfully descriptive term “manic depression” into the quasi-mechanistic “bipolar disorder” did nothing to make our understanding of mental illness more precise.


Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks. A Writer of Our Time. Mania can lead to adventures and funny stories, but it also can incur humility and regret. Jamison is redundant and self-centered. Order by newest oldest recommendations. Sensuality is pervasive and the desire to seduce and be seduced irresistible. She glossed over her suicide attempt and the only description of hospitalization is that of one of her patients. The Shadow in the Garden.

This was the first book everyone was recommending back then.

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An Unquiet Mind is a memoir of enormous candor, vividness, and wisdom—a deeply powerful book that has both transformed and saved lives.

There are better books out there. See all books by Kay Redfield Jamison. Sensuality is pervasive and the desire to seduce and be seduced irresistible. Mamison goes, the right words unuqiet gestures are suddenly there, the power to captivate others a felt certainty.

We all have to read, learn and understand about this illness – mental, emotional and psychiatric.


She provides, by quoting many instances from her personal and professional life, a unique and in fact a beautiful point of view about this illness – It is wonderful to be intense and feel deeper, because that’s how one can get more out of life and this kau.

A Memoir of Moods and Madness is an honest and profoundly dramatic memoir redfielf reveals the challenges and sufferings faced by people that suffer from bipolar disorder.

Stay in Touch Sign up. Kay Redfield Jamison is a psychiatrist, an authority on bipolar disorder, and suffers from the condition herself. An Unquiet Mind is good medicine for literate, intelligent people who would be successful in maintaining jobs and redvield if they could manage their symptoms, who fear that their diagnosis is a death sentence for their chances at a “normal life.

If my husband had access to the level of care that Jamison has enjoyed throughout her life, he’d probably be doing much better.

Normal people are not always boring. Have I mentioned I am spectacular?! It redfoeld clear through her ordeal that recognizing and accepting the disorder is tantamount to successful treatment, and that denial is a roadmap to hell.

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